Shawnee, population 66,839, is the third largest city in Johnson County and offers a safe, friendly community lifestyle with easy access to two interstate highways (I-35 & I-435). The City has a mayor-council-manager form of government established by Charter Ordinance. The City Council appoints a City Manager who is the full time manager of the organization.
The City is seeking a Finance Director who is a results oriented visionary with the ability to understand and synthesize the financial priorities, expectations, and realities of the community. The Finance Director serves as a member of the City’s Management Team. The individual must have an established record as a team player with the ability to effectively work with other Management Team members and City staff in all departments.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, accounting, or public administration. A Master’s Degree and/or CPA is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of experience in a public finance position is required with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in executive management of a public organization. If hired from outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area, relocation to Shawnee will be required within one year of employment. The starting salary for this position is $110,000 - $130,000.
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